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CBSE Heritage India Quiz Sample Questions on Natural Heritage

Heritage India Questions

Question: In which state do we find Nanda Devi and Valley of Flowers National Park?

  • Uttar Pradesh 
  • Uttarakhanda
  • Bihar
  • West Bengal

Answer: Nanda Devi and Valley of Flowers comes under Nanda Devi Biosphere Reserve and both the sites are declared as World Heritage Site by UNESCO. The sites are known for their rare flora and fauna. The Nanda Devi was declared as National park in the year 1982.

Question: Sunderbans National park is found in which State?

  • Assam 
  • Manipur
  • Mizoram
  • West Bengal

Answer: Sunderbans National park is a World Heritage Site and it is known for its Biosphere and Royal Bengal Tiger Reserve. It was declared a National Park in 1984.

Question: Which Indian railway train has been nicknamed as Toy Train?

  • Shimla –Kalka railway 
  • Darjeeling Himalayan railway.
  • Nilgiri Mountain railway
  • Rajdhani

Answer: Darjeeling Himalayan railway runs from New Jalpaiguri to Darjeeling in West Bengal and it was declared a World Heritage Site in 1999. It took three years to build this train from 1879-1881 CE.

Question: By which name was Keoladeo Ghana National Park known earlier?

  • Kaziranga National Park 
  • Vansada National Park
  • Corbett National Park
  • Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary

Answer: Keoladeo Ghana National Park is in Bharatpur, Rajasthan and a large number of birds come here every year during winters. It was declared a National Park in the year 1982.

Question: Under which tree did Queen Mayadevi give birth to Gautam Buddha?

  • Ashoka tree 
  • Peepal tree
  • Shala tree
  • Neem tree

Answer: In Indian sculptures and Buddhist tradition, Queen Mayadevi has been portrayed as giving birth to Gautama Buddha under theshala tree holding its branch in Lumbini.

Question: What is the common name for Ocimum tenuiflorum?

  • Lotus 
  • Tulsi
  • Peepal
  • Chameli

Answer: Tulsi can be seen in every house of India. It is known for its medicinal, religious and spiritual value.

Question: Which of the following animal has been depicted on the Ashokan pillar capital at Sarnath?

  • Horse 
  • Deer
  • Lion
  • Bull

Answer: The lion pillar capital of Ashoka in Sarnath depicts four lion seated back to back on the abacus and is presently kept in Sarnath Museum. It was adopted by the Government of India as the National emblem in the year 1950.

Question: What is the vahana or vehicle of river goddess Ganga?

  • Tortoise 
  • Makara
  • Lion
  • Peacock

Answer: Makara (crocodile) in Hindu mythology and Indian art has been depicted as half terrestrial and half aquatic animal and it is the vehicle of sea god Varuna also. The various sculptures like one from Ahichchhatra and in the Kailash temple of Ellora showing goddess Ganga standing on the makara are the best specimens of Indian art.

Question: The archaeological site- Nagajunikonda is located on the bank of which river?

  • Ganga 
  • Krishna
  • Godavari
  • Mahanadi

Answer: Nagajunikonda, is situated on the right bank of river Krishna in Nalagonda district of Andhra Pradesh. The site is extremely rich in Buddhist and Brahmanical remains. The site was under the threat of submergence because of the Nagarjunasagar project and the remains are then dismantled and transplanted to a higher land. It is unique island site in India.

Question: Which river flows behind the Taj Mahal?

  • Ganga 
  • Godavari
  • Yamuna
  • Tapti

Answer: Taj Mahal can be seen from the banks of river Yamuna and it played a very important role in the construction of Taj Mahal. The gardens in Taj Mahal are based on Char Bagh pattern which require huge amount of water and for that an elaborate water system was laid out to direct water from the river Yamuna to the garden.